{Today, our very own Bentley is taking over the blog!}



Hello, it’s nice to be able to share something with all of you finally!

I know so many of you have seen me over the years, posing in the FGH photos,

or just being “of assistance” around the office and photo shoots.


Below is an actual photo of my brothers and sisters and me, when we were young.

I’m the cute one, second one in from the right.




It’s no secret that my people adore dogs at FrenchGardenHouse.



They love hearing the thud of my paws on the floor,



and I make their home and office a more lovely place to be.




I’m pretty lucky to have a family who loves me!

{They could do better and give me more treats,

instead of limiting them saying I would gain too much weight.}




And I get to tell you about our latest product line….which I love!

{I chose it myself!} which benefits dogs who are not so lucky.




But first, let’s talk a little about me ..ahem, I mean…..dogs.



Did you know that your dog’s nose can be used

to prove his identity, just like your fingerprint?


It’s true! A dog’s nose print is unique, just like human fingerprints.



The Canadian Kennel Club has been accepting dog nose prints as a form of identity since 1938.




Can you guess what age the oldest dog was?



It’s the Australian cattle dog Bluey,



who  lived for 29 years and 5 months. {In human years, Bluey was about 160!}



Do you know why Labradors are called Labradors?


Labradors were originally bred to work in Newfoundland,


they spent their days working near the Labrador Sea off the coast of eastern Canada.





Do you know which dog has been on the top 10 popular breeds list longest?


Labradors, of course! We’ve been on the AKC top 10 for 25 consecutive years

longer than any other breed.




Do you know why tiny Pekingese dogs are called sleeve dogs?


Because in ancient China, people kept warm by putting these tiny dogs inside their sleeves.

Okay, enough dog facts, fascinating though I know we are!


Let’s talk about my own the Dog Lover’s gift line I picked out now.



It all began with this great mug my people found at market.


Not French, nor antique, but we all loved it!



So I had the brilliant idea, that if we all loved dogs so much

 {well, my people anyway. Me? I much prefer people to other dogs}



Our FrenchGardenHouse friends would too!



We chose the beautiful tea and coffee mugs and paired them with a matching tea towel.


Well known for their faithful temperament and beautiful silky coats,


this set features affectionate and sociable springer, cocker and Cavalier King Charles spaniels.



For everyone who loves dogs!


This is the perfect gift to give someone who shares



your affinity for the best four legged friends.




This set features those adorable rascals, Terriers.



Who wouldn’t love  an adorable fine china mug

that brightens up every cup of coffee or tea,



This set features wire haired dachshunds, springer spaniels, cocker spaniels,


black labradors, pugs, jack russells and fox red labradors.


And each set comes with a matching towel, to dry dog bowls


or anything else that might need a stylish dry.



Best part, each set comes with this tag


featuring a very handsome and smart dog.

{yes, me!}


and a portion of each gift set sold benefits dog shelters.


Because lots of dogs are not as fortunate as me, or the ones you love and share your home with.



SPANIELS                               TERRIERS                        DOG LOVERS






‘Til next time,


xo Bentley

10 thoughts on “BENTLEY BLOG TAKE-OVER”

  1. Bentley, you have written a lovely post. But then, I am not surprised as you are a Labrador. We have had 2 of our relatives, both black girls, in our lives. Dawley and Merry. Labradors have totally ruined us for another breed.

    Thank again for this post, and I do look forward to hearing from you more often. Perhaps, you can work in the office at night when your people are sleeping.

  2. Bentley

    Sandra, thanks so much! I agree, labs are the best! Say hi to Merry and Dawley….ps. I can’t work in the office at night, who else would sleep on my lux dog bed covered in my own cozy dog blanket in my people’s room? Xo B.

    1. Thanks Barbara…just a bit of fun, because we can always use that, right? Happy Friday!

  3. jean van

    Hello, Bentley,
    How cute you are and smart and know just how to pose, love all the photo’s and matching item’s as well, dog’s are the best and give so much, keep enjoying Bentley, love the name~Happy Spring~~~~~~
    Bonjour, Jean~~~~~~

  4. Hi Bentley!….thanks for all of the tidbits about your fellow dogs. Wow, Bluey lived to be over 29 years old…well, that certainly gives you a goal to look forward to!…Love all of the linens and mugs … which I believe are your favorite!….You did a great job on this post…maybe you can give your mom a break from time to time and start writing posts!…My granddogs were labs just like you, and I miss them!…Have fun with your family Bentley as I know how much they love you and you them!

  5. Hi Bentley,
    You sure are a handsome Lab. I’m sure you bring lots of Love to your family at the French Garden House, and are really spoiled by Lidy and the rest of your family. I too, have a Bentley, only my dog is a Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier. The two of you have the same coat color. Having a dog as a Family Member, is one of the most rewarding gifts of Life. I so enjoy Bentley coming and sitting up on the sofa with me, relaxing and watching the television in the evening, after we both have a busy day. He especially loves when thee is another
    dog on the television. His favorite is watching Dog’s compete in Competitions. He will never be a Show Dog,
    even though he comes from a line of AKC Champions, but he is always a Winner in my mind. The warmer weather is finally arriving here in Wisconsin, and my Bentley is enjoying the fact that he can run around in the yard again and can chase the bunny rabbits when crossing through the yard. Thanks for Blogging Bentley.
    Hope the Easter bunny brings you a basket of Treats.

  6. Bentley

    Janice, how fun that you have another Bentley! It’s so wonderful that your Bentley is so well loved – and that he enjoys chasing rabbits! I don’t have rabbits, just a pesky squirrel who likes to yell at me from the safety of the trees. Thank you for your visit, and Easter wishes! Ps. I love watching the dog shows too! Xo Bentley

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